ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has submitted nomination papers for the National Assembly speaker’s slot.

No other NA member has submitted nomination papers and the deadline has ended, NA Secretariat sources said the PPP leader has a high chance of getting elected to the office.

PTI’s Asad Qaiser had stepped down from office on April 9 on the day the country witnessed intense political activities when the voting on the no-confidence motion was set to take place.

But Qaiser being a PTI and Imran Khan loyalist delayed the session as much as he could before resigning minutes before midnight, as the Supreme Court’s deadline for holding the vote on the no-trust motion was about to end.

Following his resignation, MNA Ayaz Sadiq chaired the session, and on April 10 at midnight, Khan was voted out of power, making him the first prime minister to be ousted through the democratic process.

A session of the National Assembly on no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri has been scheduled to take place on Saturday 16 April, 2022.

According to a notification issued by the National Assembly Secretariat, the voting on the no-confidence motion against the deputy speaker will take place 16 April, while the election and oath-taking ceremony of the new speaker will also be held on the same day.

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